Kaposi's sarcoma: Absence of cytomegalovirus antigens

F. Civantos, N. S. Penneys, H. Haines

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Scopus citations

Abstract

Using an immunohistochemical method, the authors could not detect cytomegalovirus antigens in the tissue of Kaposi's sarcoma but could in the cells of control sections from tissues known to be infected by that virus. The results are consistent with the hypothesis that high antibody titers to cytomegalovirus found in patients with Kaposi's sarcoma are not due to infection of neoplastic cells by the virus, as a secondary event; the data supports the conclusions of others that exposure to cytomegalovirus may be a primary event in the pathogenesis of Kaposi's sarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-80
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Volume79
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Cell Biology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Kaposi's sarcoma: Absence of cytomegalovirus antigens'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this